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The Business Sector Needs to Act on the Global Water Shortage

Approximately 700 million people suffer from water scarcity, and researchers estimate the situation will only grow worse. It's vital for businesses to not…
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No Criminal Charges for Gov. Snyder in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed criminal charges against three state and city workers yesterday for their role in the Flint water crisis.…
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The Business Case for Science-Based Water Targets

A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate…
Swale in Seattle, WA is designed to slow rainfall and filter pollution. Photo credit: Paul Joseph Brown

Stormwater Solutions: Investing in Nature and Communities

Washington, D.C. joined cities like Seattle, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, to implement a stormwater fee that charges landowners based on a…
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New Earthquake Report = More Hurt for U.S. Fracking Industry

A new report totes up the potential earthquake risk from fracking and other oil and gas operations in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.
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UNICEF Gamifies Giving Water, S’well Makes Water Bottles Fashionable

To save someone's life, all you have to do is set your phone down for a few minutes, go for a walk and…
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3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…
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Harvesting Water from Fog: A Solution to Water Scarcity?

Countries are seeking creative solutions to tackle water scarcity. Could fog-harvesting be an option? It appears to be working in southwest Morocco.
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What Happened to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality?

Many have wondered how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality could fail Flint citizens so utterly and completely, and not only that, act…
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Did Cronyism in Michigan Make the Flint Water Crisis Worse?

Cronyism isn't new in politics, and given that there are no rules against it in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is crisscrossed with…
Downtown Flint Michigan two years before the water crisis sickened residents with lead poisoning.

The Flint Water Crisis And a Culture of Zero Accountability

Along with the emergency manager law, Michigan government's lack of accountability and transparency contributed to the conditions that facilitated the Flint water crisis.
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Oklahoma Earthquakes Continue To Haunt the Oil and Gas Industry

Oklahoma regulators are trying to catch up with swarms of earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal. But the quakes are popping…
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Mark Ruffalo, Van Jones Join Bus Tour to Highlight the Flint Water Crisis

A group of activists and artists will travel across Flint this morning to call attention to the ongoing water crisis. Participants include billionaire…
Innovations like this micro-subsurface drip irrigation system allow farmers to support their crops while conserving water.

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst: Reducing the Use of Water in the Cotton Lifecycle

Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant,…
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GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…
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